Mr. Lazarescu, a 63 year old lonely man feels sick and calls the ambulance. When it arrives, the paramedic decides he should take him to the hospital but once there they decide to send him ... See full summary »
An apartment kitchen: a man and a woman discuss Little Red Riding Hood, their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping next room. Waste land on the city outskirts: behind a... See full summary »
It's the 22nd of December. Sixteen years have passed since the revolution, and in a small town Christmas is about to come. Piscoci, an old retired man is preparing for another Christmas ... See full summary »
Out of enthusiasm, a Militia soldier abandons his platoon and decides to fight for the cause of the Revolution. His Lieutenant and the rest of the crew look for him during the confused night of 22-23 December 1989.
Paul Hanganu loves two women. Adriana his wife and the mother of their daughter, the woman with whom he's shared the thrills of the past ten years, and Raluca the woman who has made him redefine himself. He has to leave one of them before Christmas.
Seeing a way to reassert control over her adult son's life when he faces manslaughter charges, an affluent Romanian woman sets out on a campaign of emotional and social manipulation to keep... See full summary »
Three films based on Three Conversations by Russian writer and philosopher Vladimir Solovyov.The actors' 'exercises' develop into a minimalistic trilogy on cinema and literature, social and spiritual life, acting in film and in real life.
Mr. Lazarescu, a 63 year old lonely man feels sick and calls the ambulance. When it arrives, the paramedic decides he should take him to the hospital but once there they decide to send him to another hospital and then yet another... As the night unfolds and they can't find a hospital for Mr. Lazarescu, his health starts to deteriorate fast. Written by
A shocking film only for those not living in Lazarescu's country.If you are a potential "Lazarescu" , you react to the movie as to a...reality show.
Truthfullness of basic,minor,daily based dialogs between people(Lazarescu's neighbors ,doctors..)is one of the movie's best ingredients.The ways in which Lazarescu is left behind other stories/problems is so cruel...but so human too.We as individuals are ego-centrics and selfish by nature.
Black-comedy for some,unbearable drama for others(some left the cinema)-it is a great movie.
I am just wondering-the success of the Romanian film directors is depending on presenting shocking movies based on post-Communist realities?Will the occident accept other themes with no eastern flavour,made by eastern film-directors?Probably if director is Cristi Puiu-yes
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